The Multiple Identities of Rabbis and Other Jews

By Leonard Gordon

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2001

Jewish thought has since its inception dealt with the question of identity: sexual, racial, ethnic, national, or rabbinic. The practice of Judaism in the context of fluid borders is not a modern problem; it is central to the Jewish and human condition. In other words, today's Judaism is and always has been an improvisation as individuals navigate uncertain boundaries and perform their political and religious sensibilities in the community. Thus, Jews listen to and accept others whose approach to Judaism differs from their own, demonstrating Judaism's reliance on flexible inclusiveness.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Pluralism, Jewish Text, Inclusion

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 66/No. 1

Page Number(s): 22-27

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gordon, Leonard. The Multiple Identities of Rabbis and Other Jews. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2001: 22-27.


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